Today in class, students in integrated science began presenting their work for the energy resources project. Presentations will continue tomorrow.
Science 8 went through a crash course review of mitosis and then took a mitosis quiz. Students were then asked to reflect on the following prompt:
“Gametes (egg and sperm cells) have half the DNA of a ‘normal’ cell. A normal cell has 2 copies of every gene. Gametes are made through the process of meiosis.
Why can’t cells make gametes by no replicating and then just dividing through mitosis? Why do we need a separate process?”